Love keeps no record of wrong

love keeps no record of wrongs

I don’t know which kills marriage more — being easily angered or compiling lists of offenses. The Bible prohibits both in 1 Cor. 13:5: Love is not easily angered; love keeps no record of wrong.

We mistakenly think we are winning by keeping score. Nothing could be further from the truth. By “winning” we are actually losing — our marriage.

Somebody should pre-package marriage with a warning about its toxicity, and the Centers for Poison Control should be ready to prescribe ample amounts of forgiveness and forgetfulness (in equal measure) as the antidote.

With the toxicity comes a whole of of beauty and fun, but only if you keep the antidote plenteous.

Here’s every element of the series:

19 responses to “Love keeps no record of wrong

  1. Nice article. I used to keep records of wrongdoing and every time we got into an argument, I would bring up whatever I thought my husband did wrong, which was nothing major.
    One day he asked me why I kept on bring up the past and I didn’t have a good answer. Now, I can honestly say, that I have grown in that area and don’t do that any more. Of course, we seldom argue anymore. Thank God. (smile)

  2. I saw a Japanese TV program once that showed a housewife who was proud of her notebook of all the things her husband had done wrong. That’s no marriage at all!

  3. I will tell my testimony as much as I can. People need to know that God can change a heart and we can change our ways if we want to. 1 Corinthians 13 is a POWERFUL chapter to study and meditate on if we want to change. It has helped me tremendously.

  4. Pingback: Understanding Love – 1 Corinthians 13 | Out of a Pure Heart Ministries

  5. Pingback: Love never fails | Mustard Seed Budget

  6. Pingback: Love always perseveres | Mustard Seed Budget

  7. Pingback: Love always hopes | Mustard Seed Budget

  8. Pingback: Love always trusts | Mustard Seed Budget

  9. Pingback: Love rejoices with the truth | Mustard Seed Budget

  10. Pingback: Love is kind | Mustard Seed Budget

  11. Pingback: Love is patient | Mustard Seed Budget

  12. Pingback: Love does not envy | Mustard Seed Budget

  13. Pingback: Love does not boast | Mustard Seed Budget

  14. Pingback: Love is not rude/ does not dishonor others | Mustard Seed Budget

  15. Pingback: Love is not self-seeking | Mustard Seed Budget

  16. Pingback: Love is not easily angered | Mustard Seed Budget

  17. Pingback: Love does not delight in evil | Mustard Seed Budget

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s